SKU proliferation in FMCG: How automation can help

The FMCG industry has been challenged with increasing numbers of Stock Keeping Units (SKU) while retail customers demand smaller delivery quantities. As manufacturers change how they produce and distribute their products, mixed-load pallet building emerges as one of the most efficient approaches companies can embrace. However, it increases complexity and the amount of labor required to fulfill customer orders.

Our master class examines how optimizing picking processes with automation technology can help FMCG companies increase efficiency and lower cost, while supplementing the human workforce.

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Session Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27
All sessions are 11–11:30 AM CET

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April 6

The Right Storage Method for Your Warehouse

In a time of unprecedented challenges, how are Warehouses adopting labor capabilities to ensure continuity of operations, safety of workers and reliable profits? Whether through improved hiring and retention to enhanced technology capabilities labor is more important than ever to supply chain operations.

Join us to learn how the right technology and processes can increase your warehouse efficiency. In this class, we will focus on automation of the full pallet flow.

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April 13

How layer picking can mitigate the effects of SKU proliferation

When it comes to product picking, SKUs proliferation is a real problem that Distribution Centers and order fulfillment operations must master to stay competitive. Adding items to your offerings and increasing the amount of slow moving inventory increases the supply chain complexity and make order picking processes inefficient.

In this session, we will explore how layer picking can help you address these challenges.

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April 20

Increasing productivity of person-to-goods operations

In an automation-assisted person-to-goods operation, AMRs can take over transport activities inside the warehouse while voice technologies can keep worker’s hands and eyes free to improve picking efficiencies.

In this week’s session, we will explore how voice and robotics technologies can augment person-to-goods case-picking workflows and help improve job satisfaction.

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April 27

Improving a goods-to-person Order Fulfillment System

With continuing SKU proliferation, many FMCG companies see an increasing need for case-level deliveries. An efficient goods-to-person process can be highly beneficial in this environment.

This session will review how effective Goods-to-Person solutions can improve both the productivity and ergonomics of case picking operations.

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